Holiday drives ongoing at Rocky’s Ace Hardware

Holiday drive recipients: The Children’s Miracle Network and local pet shelters
Posted:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 8:30am

BATH, Maine - Rocky’s Ace Hardware, a family-owned business with neighborhood-based stores in 6 states, is proud to announce two ongoing holiday drives. Though the audiences benefitting differ, the drives have similar goals: to raise awareness, help as many people and pets as possible, and in short, make a marked difference.

Ace Hardware has raised over $42 million to support the Children’s Miracle Network, and since 1991, Rocky’s Ace Hardware stores have contributed to local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals through point-of-sale donation programs. The Children’s Miracle Network is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for children's hospitals, medical research, and community awareness of children's health issues.
“Every dollar raised locally stays local to help children in the community your Rocky’s Ace Hardware store serves,” said Rocco Falcone, Rocky’s Ace Hardware president and CEO, who is passionate about the cause. “The outpouring of support has been remarkable and we, as an organization, want to express our sincere gratitude to our customer’s for contributing to the drive.”
To participate, let the store clerk processing a sale at the cash register know you wish to make a donation. With a simple push of a button, a donation can be made and processed.
In addition to the Children’s Miracle network drive, Rocky’s Ace Hardware is sponsoring a Pet Food & Supplies Drive. For the 7th consecutive year, in-store events have taken place across all store locations, encouraging patrons to purchase and donate pet food and supplies requested by local shelters. “Over the last several drives, we have managed to donate over 16 tons of much needed food and supplies to worthy organizations. Like the Children’s Miracle Network drive, the pet drive serves shelters, locally. Rocky’s wants to ensure that we keep with the tradition of giving back to the communities we serve,” said Falcone. “Both of these drives allow us to do just that.”
Those interested in donating to the Pet Food & Supplies drive, can do so by depositing goods in designated bins in all Rocky’s locations. A list of supplies most often requested by shelters, including paper towels, laundry detergent, bleach, mops and the like are on display at each location. In addition, shoppers have the option of “rounding up” their purchases to the nearest dollar, with funds collected being donated to area shelters.
Both drives take place in-store and run through the end of December. Rocky’s Ace Hardware in Maine is located at 55 Congress St., Bath.